User X now has to pay for TweetDeck

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, has removed free access to its productivity-focused TweetDeck platform. Now rebranded as XPro, the platform is only available as a perk in the X Premium subscription service.

A support account for a company called X posted on July 3 that a change is coming and that in 30 days users must be verified – or pay /month on desktop or on Android or iOS for X Premium – to access the “new, improved version” of XPro.

Some of XPro’s listed features already exist in TweetDeck, while new perks include advanced search, continue to watch a post’s video while scrolling through XPro, and choose to see top posts or posts Latest posts in columns.

The X support post notes that Teams functionality will be unavailable and “restored in the next few weeks”, but it’s unclear if that will happen. X did not immediately respond to this information.

This is the latest in a series of changes to Twitter, now X, after Elon Musk acquired it in October 2022. Under Mr. Musk’s leadership, the company introduced a subscription program and a new verification system before removing the Twitter branding and most recently changing the X app icon for some reason.

The company Twitter previously paid million in 2011 to buy TweetDeck, then a third-party desktop client popular with proficient users of the social networking platform. But the idea of limiting TweetDeck to only paying users may not be Mr. Musk’s alone – a month before Musk made his initial bid for the social networking platform, a code leak. in March 2022 showed that Twitter was considering adding TweetDeck to its Twitter Blue subscription perks.

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Currently, visiting TweetDeck’s old URL ( will redirect users to X’s homepage with a pop-up prompting them to sign up for X Premium. Going to leads to a completely different company.